What's Trending Right Now?

by Ross S. on Nov 11th 2013

Today I'm happy to announce a trial of a new way to browse the stunning photos on 365 Project.

Introducing the Trending Photos page

Have you ever wondered what the hottest photo is right now? Or maybe you've been overlooked by the Popular page and wish more people would have seen your photo?

The Trending Photos page has been explicitly designed to show you what's hot right now on 365 Project, a way to browse popular photos in real-time.

I've been using this page for a few weeks now and I love what it shows me, you can probably tell how excited I am by this, it's always highlighting amazing photos that I wouldn't have seen elsewhere. It's a great place to discover talented photographers and great shots.

Limited Access - For Ace Members Only

Today we're launching Trending photos just to our Ace members, if all goes well we may roll this out to all accounts, or you can find details on becoming an Ace member.

How are Trending Photos determined?

Trending photos are are automatically selected by an algorithm that identifies photos that are being talked about right now, so you can see the 'hottest’ photos rather than just what’s most popular.

How often is this page updated?

Every 5 minutes or so at the moment, this page is designed to only look at photos with activity in the last few hours, so there will be a more pronounced real-time aspect to this page than the popular page.

Will I be notified if my photo is on the Trending page?

Not at the moment, but if this is a popular request in the comments we'll definitely add this in.

Got feedback?

If you have any feedback, let me know in the comments.

November 11th, 2013
This is awesome Ross @scrivna , thanks!
November 11th, 2013
Love it
November 11th, 2013
It would be good to be notified if a photo hits the trending page xxx
November 11th, 2013
This is really cool. The real time aspect is nice.
I also like that this page does not crop the photos into a square.
November 11th, 2013
Cool! I second both the notion that people love notifications (feed that ego!) and I appreciate seeing photos in their natural aspect ratio and not squares.
November 11th, 2013
What a great idea
November 11th, 2013
Great idea !
November 11th, 2013
Sounds a super idea, thank you.
November 11th, 2013
Love this feature! Thank you, Ross!
November 11th, 2013
A great idea,Ross!
November 12th, 2013
Fabulous idea!
November 12th, 2013
Great additional feature, Ross. The notification would be super. Thanks, Ross.
November 12th, 2013
Love looking at this new feature! I agree it would be super if we could be notified!
November 12th, 2013
I agree--I think the trend makers should be notified!

This is a great idea and fun to check out, several times a day!
November 12th, 2013
Love it!
November 12th, 2013
Love it! Thank you!
November 12th, 2013
I think this is a wonderful new feature. Great idea.
November 12th, 2013
Love the new feature. What fun! Love that the images are not cropped, and the real time update.
November 12th, 2013
Great idea! Love it Ross, thank you for continuing to add to this site.
November 12th, 2013
Sounds fabulous, Thank You :)
November 12th, 2013
Love this feature also. It would be nice to know if your photo is up on the page.
November 12th, 2013
Wow! Pretty excited now that I know what it is! I had comments that I was "trending" but hadn't seen the blog entry to know what that meant. I think this is a cool feature, thanks @scrivna for coming up with new features!
November 12th, 2013
awesome new feature! thank you Ross! @scrivna
November 12th, 2013
Love it too...just heard about it today from friends. Nice to be able to check in with some photos I might have missed.
November 12th, 2013
What a Wonderful addition to this already amazing place! Thanks, Ross!
November 12th, 2013
Fantastic idea Ross but please let us be notified if our photos are featured.
November 12th, 2013
Nice one. I like that the photos are big too.
November 12th, 2013
Love to see this, gives me new ideas, thanks Ross
November 12th, 2013
Fantastic feature, thank you Ross! : )
November 12th, 2013
I like it - A great new feature!! Thanks Ross!! It would be nice to get notified.
November 12th, 2013
Great feature, particularly to see the pictures the proper size. Also agree that would be good for those featured to be notified
November 12th, 2013
Great idea - also agree that people should be notified.
November 12th, 2013
Awesome! Love the real time feel of it and the larger photos. First look, I Fav'd 2 photos I would not likely have seen :-)
November 12th, 2013
I like it. It gives another option for seeing great photos and hopefully appeals to those that don't like the PP. Thanks Ross.
November 12th, 2013
November 12th, 2013
This is a fantastic idea, Ross - and yes, in my opinion, notifications are always appreciated, so go for it. thanks for coming up with yet another fab feature to this site.
November 12th, 2013
Excellent idea and brilliant new avenue to browse others shots
November 12th, 2013
A brilliant way to show shots that otherwise might not be seen by some of us.
November 12th, 2013
Wonderful and another great benefit of the ACE membership.
November 12th, 2013
Great idea and it would be really nice if we could be notified or else you may never be aware if your shot is on there.
November 12th, 2013
Great addition to the site! I love that my phone shows the photos in scrollable format...gives attention to each photo in it's entirety. The personal notification would be great!
November 12th, 2013
Great idea - I've seen some great photos and followed someone new
November 12th, 2013
Love it! Great way to find new people and it contains some really stunning photos. Thanks Ross.
November 12th, 2013
I love it, great idea. with being updated quite frequently we might miss seeing one of ours, so yes a notification would be awesome. thanks Ross.
November 12th, 2013
Love it - I really like the layout...shows the images really well! And a notification would be a great addition!
November 12th, 2013
Great idea! Will definitely be using it! I agree, notification would be cool.
November 12th, 2013
Very good addition to an already much-loved site. It's great to see the whole image, and yes,notifications would be fun.
November 12th, 2013
This is a fabulous feature, Ross. Thank you so much!!!!
November 13th, 2013
Fabulous feature Russ!
November 13th, 2013
Yesterday I thought it was a great idea but I'm not so sure now as five of the photos are the same as yesterday - still great shots but are they still "hot" 24 hours later. If so how is this different to PP?
That's not saying I wouldn't love to be on either one day!!!!
November 13th, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Love the idea of it and the format of it....looks great.
November 13th, 2013
A brilliant edition to the site @scrivna. Thought it was great as soon as I saw it and now think it's even better - one of my photos just appeared!!!
November 13th, 2013
Fantastic idea,love the concept
November 13th, 2013
Ross, I really like this new feature. I have to say the size of the photos displayed is fantastic. Thanks!
November 14th, 2013
Love it! More inspiration! :)
November 14th, 2013
Love how this page is working - seeing some really great stuff that I would otherwise have missed. Thanks Ross
November 14th, 2013
thanks Ross
November 15th, 2013
Great idea. Thanks Ross.
November 15th, 2013
I've been dropping by this page the past few days, and I just have to tell you I think it's wonderful!
November 15th, 2013
What a terrific idea! Thanks for all the work you do, Ross! I have really enjoyed the 365 Project this year!
November 16th, 2013
Such a great idea. I love it. I would definitely like to see it posted on the picture that it made the trending page, especially if the page is updated frequently, some may not see that they were on the page. Thank you!' @scrivna
November 16th, 2013
Oh I love this!
November 16th, 2013
Fabulous, Ross. Love it!
November 17th, 2013
this is a fabulous idea Ross .. am sure it will be very well recieved!!
November 17th, 2013
Great idea, love it. I notice I can get back to where I was browsing through my site now too, nice one.
November 18th, 2013
Very cool like it, nice to see them in a bigger size too
November 18th, 2013
I love the idea, but I'm also seeing that they are on both pages really. I like the format of the photos as you can see them better on the trending page. A nice ACE advantage, which might be a benefit to getting more memberships? Thanks for the notice! A notification is great.
November 22nd, 2013
Great feature, and being notified would be good too!
November 24th, 2013
Great new feature to an already fabulous site. Being notified would be a good extra.
November 26th, 2013
Love this trending page it's instant & ever changing ...thank you for thinking of it!!
November 28th, 2013
Brilliant Page. All amazing shots.
November 30th, 2013
I love this (trending) page especially seeing "unsquared" crops
Great feature, Ross! Thanks.

Not sure how relevant it is, but that'[s more to do with my not being as active as I normally am. But, to repeat, I DO like the unsqared crop :)

November 30th, 2013
Really great new feature Ross! Love to see all the new beautiful shots!! And I agree with the rest, love the non cropped versions!!
December 8th, 2013
this i cool. I'm currently on it with a shot thats not on popular, it has 17 comments and 17 favs... great work :-)
December 9th, 2013
Trending is almost a month old - and a great month it's been. I hope other 365ers like it as much as I do. It's a brilliant way to see some of the 'hottest' photos and plenty of them 'cos it's continually changing.
I think it's a fantastic addition to 365 and hope it's here to stay.
December 15th, 2013
I just saw that one of my pictures was featured on the Trending Page and although I don't see it there right now, I feel honored that it was here! I like this feature and will make sure I check it out more often. It was quite inspirational to see the pictures posted here. Great idea!!
December 17th, 2013
Nice one, gets my vote.
December 18th, 2013
Love it!
December 26th, 2013
Irrationally excited to find one of my photos on the trending page. It is certainly a good idea and I have seen some great work on this page. I am not even a week in but it is already becoming addictive!
January 1st, 2014
Love the feature and would certainly appreciate a notification. I'm assuming that once an images ceases to be 'trending' there is no historical evidence. I'd love to know that my image made it there.
Thanks for all the wonderful features that show-case these beautiful images.
January 2nd, 2014
Fabulous! Will help me grow as a photographer! Thanks, Ross!
January 6th, 2014
Love this feature... I check it every night just in case I might be on it!!! Gives me something to shoot for everyday!!
January 6th, 2014
Great new thing going on here. Also like that you put on our page if we are on it or not .
January 7th, 2014
I think is great! especially when I was surprised to see today's shot feature!! I love 365!!!
January 7th, 2014
Lovely idea...will check out this page from now on.
January 8th, 2014
yes I agree we should be notified if we are put on the trending page.
January 11th, 2014
Love it
January 23rd, 2014
Nice idea keep em coming, yes it would be good to be notified if your pic makes it.
January 25th, 2014
Great idea! Love it!
January 25th, 2014
A gold star and elephant stamp for this idea, I love it. Notification would be great.
February 1st, 2014
This is my go-to page!! Love it!! Helps me discover new photos and photographers so I can follow them! I aspire to make it to this page one day! Thank you!
February 8th, 2014
One of my favorite pages.
February 10th, 2014
I just discovered this page and think it's marvelous! I like the large images, and I only left to leave comments on some of the photos I found there...which is the point, I suppose! Thanks for always coming up with new ideas for this wonderful site!
February 11th, 2014
Some amazing capture
February 20th, 2014
I have been notified I am on the trending page and so excited but I can't see my photo on there. Is that because it is my own photo?
February 24th, 2014
Love the large images.. I was excited when my daughter told me that my photo had been on Trending. But I did not get to see it there Would be a great idea to notify us when it happens
March 1st, 2014
Again it says I'm on trending page but I can't see my shot. Am I looking in the wrong place. There only appear to be about 12 shots there!
March 20th, 2014
This is a great idea Ross. i have just found out I have 'trended' two days running but you have to be quick or you miss your photo. Is there any way of looking back on photos?
March 20th, 2014
Just had my first photo on this page today and am so thrilled. I love that others let us know about this as it is a nice addition to the Popular Page and like mentioned above a wonderful way to see photos that may interest you and see others that you know have their photos up as in my case at the same time. You have done a remarkable job with this site, Ross. I love it.
April 3rd, 2014
Great idea
April 20th, 2014
really liking the trending page, cant wait to see one of mine on it lol!!!!
April 21st, 2014
What a great idea :-) Who knows maybe one day one of mine will be on there :-)
May 2nd, 2014
This is a great idea, but I missed seeing my photo on the trending page as no notification. so it would really help.
May 14th, 2014
@scrivna i love this feature, but i wonder if mine have ever made it.... I did get a fleeting glimpse once though of one of mine. Seems most of the activity on my photos is when im sleeping though.
May 20th, 2014
Missed another photo today on the trending page...it would really help if we were notified.
July 22nd, 2014
July 25th, 2014
I know it goes against the concept of what is hot "right now" but I think it would be good if you could look at historical trending shots also - even if it was only those shots which made the trending page during the last 24 hrs. They come and go so quickly that if you are away for a number of hours, then you miss the trending shots that have been overtaken by other trending shots.
August 1st, 2014
One of the first places I come when visiting 365! Love it
August 7th, 2014
I like the idea, but I don't have the ace membership. So, I can't join in on the fun.
August 9th, 2014
I am so glad i remained a Ace Member!! I have had to take a long time off of my project due to health reasons and this new feature "Trending" had come out right after i had to slow down for the past year!! I'm enjoying the new lay out...the size of the images and the new features are Awesome!! Thank you @scrivna for giving us more "real time" opportunities to view other's work much easier and make new friends!!! I Love 365!!
August 30th, 2014
Ross, any way of indicating the "hotness" of a trending photo? Not to put an actual rating but maybe a color bar from a warm yellow-red to a hot red? Maybe as the boarder?
September 9th, 2014
As a comment.... I really like the trending page. I see so many wonderful photos, above and beyond the "Popular Page," which I am very delighted to have seen. Some very creative work happens here. Thank you!
September 14th, 2014
I like this as I need all the help and ideas I can get.
October 14th, 2014
i am quite excited about this..i think it would be great if trend makers are notified when their photos make the trending page..thanks.
October 20th, 2014
I think it would be lovely if the photographers of the photos that are selected for the Trending Page were notified. This page is a lovely way to check out new people to follow.
October 25th, 2014
Fantastic idea and being notified is a great idea as well rather than relying on others to tell us. Mind you I still miss them sometimes but nice to know i've been there. Keep up the fantastic work.
December 30th, 2014
I'm ace now but it's not showing =(
January 7th, 2015
Love this, Ross!
January 9th, 2015
I upgraded but its not letting me look at trending pg
January 16th, 2015
i can't either
October 5th, 2015
Hey, if you have *just* updated to Ace and you are struggling to see the Trending page, logging out and in again should solve the problem.
December 9th, 2015
This is wonderful perk for becoming an ACE. I enjoy this entire community and am so very glad that I happened upon this.
January 6th, 2016
great idea
January 12th, 2016
Awesome, but we'd like to be notified when our photo makes the page. Please.
January 18th, 2016
Great one! Notification would make this feature a killer! Please introduce that, thanks
April 17th, 2016
Love it
June 26th, 2016
Yep it would be really good to receive notification, especially for those of us who haven't been on 365 long - really great confidence builder to have a photo on trending page
August 10th, 2016
I just turned ACE and I really liking all the features. Yes I would like to be notified, just in case I miss it. Thank you for offering such services and what a nice ride it has been to be part of 365.
February 6th, 2017
what a fun addition...love it
February 15th, 2017
I was just informed that I had an image on Trending, but when I went to look it up, it was already gone. It would be nice in the future if you could send some kind of notification to the member when one of their images hits the trending page. Just sayin' ...?
February 24th, 2017
Great idea. For someone like me who, until the introduction to 365, I would have said I am a very poor average. However the kind comments and words of encouragement have made me much bolder and confident in such a short space of time. I have so much to learn and the wonderful photographers signed up to this site are my future inspiration. Thank you.
May 8th, 2017
I think everyone would like a notification if their photo's appear on the trending page. I sometimes wonder why the same photo's are on both the trending and popular pages! Although all are fantastic images, one tends to skip the one or other page. As I am relatively new to 365, I feel at home here. There are so many wonderful photographers/peopl. As a beginner, I am learning so much from all these helpful and talented photographers.
December 4th, 2017
This is great! I’m just into my second month here on 365 and really enjoying the experience. I was reading comments on my photo and noticed it made the Trending page, but it’s already gone so I agree that a notification would be perfect.
April 19th, 2018
I have just noticed that one of my images was on this page and it would be good to have been able to see this in a notification. And also is there a way of finding out when and for how long it was on this page?
May 12th, 2018
Agree with other comments - it would be great to have a notification, and a link that could be clicked on to see which of your images had appeared on the Trending page and for how long.
June 15th, 2018
Didnt know of this feature (I'm new in 365) but one of me pictures had it in photo details, otherwise i would not have known about it... great future if u ask me.. But like people mentioned above . would be nice to get a notification.
June 20th, 2018
No real need for notification if it shows under your photo. You can look when seeing or responding to comments. And you can browse the trending and popular page daily as they change.
August 25th, 2018
I’ve been wondering what Trending photos were. Thanks for the explanation.
December 18th, 2020
Let me add my voice to the many who appreciate this new feature.
January 25th, 2022
Looking forward to see how it actually works.
Thanks for trying new things.
September 24th, 2022
Great idea, notification would be a very nice addition.
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